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Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

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Happy Hallowe’en everyone. Things that made my day this week:

Mr Switch’s winning set from the DMC mixing championship

Tai Ping Advertising Co. Limited’s advert for Audi is as much an advertisement for the city as the car

Carli Davidson shake puppies video is just too awesome

Ice Cube on Sesame Street. I can’t believe I just wrote that, but this is for real

And finally for more serious content, a great article in Advertisng Age about Kraft getting real about online advertising, I am curious to know what took them so long and how this will impact online advertising around the world.

商业 | business | 상업 在线 | online | 온라인으로 艺术与设计 | design | 예술과 디자인 铭记 | branding | 브랜드 마케팅

I like: Ling Valentine on her business Ling Cars

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Ling Cars looks like someone fed a car dealership through Geocities, but it’s entertaining and it works. It is a characture of Chinese language websites that often look a lot busier in terms of design than their western counterparts. This is partly due to culture and typography.  Over the space of 30 minutes Ling Valentine talks about her approach below

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Links of the day | 在网上找到

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The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed | WIRED – moderation might make up half the staffing of social media sites – wow

China’s Assault on Corruption Enters the C-Suite | WSJ – could also be encouraging management to move the business out of the state sector

HP Eyes Chinese Partner For Router Division | Young’s China Business – not convinced about the upside for Huawei given that it has already build an enterprise business

Programmatic buying no solution without data breakthrough | Campaign Asia – data sharing a key issue

China Mobile’s ARPU Drops While Net Profit Sinks 9.7% – voice calls and SMS down presumably due to OTT messaging services

Daring Fireball: Retailers Are Disabling NFC to Block Apple Pay – not convinced but it is an interesting move, they think that mobile wallets give them a chance to disintermediate merchant services (bank debit card services, credit card services, charge cards)

LG unveils Nuclun, its very own smartphone chip | The Inquirer – interesting move by LG; a stratagem to cut costs and differentiate in a commoditised Android handset marketplace. Expect the chipset to move into other consumer electronics

Want to dance? Cabinet approves revised law easing regulations on dance clubs | Asahi Shimbun – Japan eases laws that was killing its dance music scene, probably about the Olympics in 2020. The LDP will be kill joys on nightlife in the future again

Facebook and Yahoo Find a New Way to Save the Web’s Lost Email Addresses | WIRED – Aol should be crying out be part of this as well surely?

The Asian Luxury Market Is Stumbling – Business Insider – Thailand and Hong Kong apparently

footnoted* — What’s $8m to Google? – interesting article about Nikesh Arora. Is this similar to his departure from T-Mobile?

Procter & Gamble Sets Duracell on New, Independent Course – – interesting move, how will it affect Duracell distribution?

High-tech jewellery to help you unplug | Tech blog – interesting and smart (from a design perspective) lack of ambition for the devices, context is king

William Gibson: The Future Will View Us “As a Joke” | Mother Jones – any interview with William Gibson is a good thing

Peak Google | stratechery by Ben Thompson – interesting article

Apple Strengthens Pull of Its Orbit With Each Device – – interesting analysis – Google is going on a similar trajectory and Microsoft has already been there for a while (paywall)

Luxury goods: The end of ostentation | Campaign Asia – APAC markets less interested in flash luxury (paywall)

Tod’s ignites ecommerce sales with online only handbag promotion | Luxury Daily – limited edition bag rather than discounts

Material Design Icons | Prosthetic Knowledge – Google have open sourced a pile of icons

False and misleading? Advertising on social media in China and Hong Kong | Freshfields – great summary of the legal position (PDF)

Quick Reply – PressRush – interesting idea for the media

94% of Chinese shoppers research on mobile while in-store. | Resonance China – comparison numbers with other countries in Europe

China collecting Apple iCloud data; attack coincides with launch of new iPhone | – probably implemented to deal with the increased device security that the FBI is wringing their hands about